Knox-Galesburg Symphony Masterworks 3: ''Heroic Beauty''

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March 05, 2019

Brendan Townsend directs the Knox-Galesburg Symphony’s Masterworks Performance “Heroic Beauty”


Join the Knox-Galesburg Symphony as they return to the stage of The Orpheum Theatre for “Heroic Beauty”, the third Masterworks concert of the season. Brendan Townsend joins the KGS to conduct this larger than life performance. Hear works from some of the world’s greatest operas, Beethoven's 3rd Symphony, Arcangelo Corelli's Concerto Op. 6 no. 1, and "For a Beautiful Land" a work which according to it's composer is "an expression of my love for Iowa and its people." The KGS takes the stage at The Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30 PM.


“Heroic Beauty” will showcase the drama of Beethoven’s third symphony “Eroica.” Alison Meuth sings excerpts from three beautiful and dramatic opera works by Verdi, Ponchielli, and Cilea. Alison is a voice teacher at Knox College, has been a guest soloist with several orchestras, and has had the privilege of working with musical ensembles such as Opera Illinois, Saint Martin Chamber Players, and The Galesburg Community Chorus. You will also have the treat of hearing the beautiful serenity and joy expressed by Corelli in his Concerto Grosso and the celebration of life growing up for the American composer Linda Robbins Coleman on “For a Beautiful Land”.


Brendan Townsend is a native of Cork, Ireland who believes in the beauty of orchestral music. Currently Music Director of the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra (Texas) he looks forward to meeting the people of Galesburg. He has chosen these works to showcase what he would bring to our community if selected the next Music Director of the KGS. Hear your orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre for a night of beauty, liberty and heroism.

Tickets are available online at or by visiting The Orpheum Theatre. For student/youth, or other discounted tickets please call the KGS office at (309) 341-7268.
David Power, Operations and Marketing Coordinator
(309) 341-7268